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Posts tagged horticulture

February 8, 2018

 

Roses, roses.

Global Flowers

For Valentine’s Day, most of us will buy flowers, and those flowers are already enroute to us from abroad.

February 23, 2017

 

'Honeysweet', Buck 1984

Buck Roses

I’ve never seen a Buck rose that I didn’t like!

February 2, 2017

 

Magnolia ‘Butterflies’.

Magnolia Genus

The genus name honors Pierre Magnol, French botanist (1638-1715).

July 10, 2014

 

Snow White and...three dwarves?

Disney Topiary

In the 1960s, at Walt Disney’s request, Bill Evans and the Disney horticultural team began to experiment with topiary.

July 3, 2014

 

Expansive flower beds and floating plantings are plentiful at the theme park.

Disney Horticulture

Roughly 80% of the Walt Disney World resort flowers are irrigated using reclaimed water.

June 26, 2014

 

Thirteen lanterns hang from the Liberty Tree.

Disney World’s Liberty Tree

The official Disney Horticulture logo is the Liberty Tree, and there is a story about how that choice was made.

March 14, 2013

 

From a portrait of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Wilson, 1759.

Benjamin Franklin

Our early presidents were described as nation builders, and all were passionate about plants, nature, agriculture and gardens.

March 7, 2013

 

Andrea Wulf.

Andrea Wulf’s Perspective

The United States of America was established by farmers and gardeners who were very conscious of protecting their natural resources.

November 13, 2007

 

John Bartram

This royally appointed botanist blazed a trail for gardener's to come.

March 8, 2007

 

Head Gardeners of Victorian Era England

Head gardeners held positions of prestige in Victorian era Britain. They had large staffs, were experts of botany and started gardening trends.

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